Cary Teen Council Once Again Named North Carolina’s Best
- Cary Teen Council named Most Outstanding Council and awarded Most Outstanding Project in North Carolina for 2016-17 by N.C. State Youth Council.
- State’s largest teen council claims top award for third time (2009, 2013).
- Check out Teen Scene Guide for all things teens this summer.
Cary, N.C. – The Cary Teen Council has once again been recognized for the volunteer work it does in the community, as the North Carolina State Youth Council under the NC Youth Advocacy & Involvement Office awarded it the Most Outstanding Council and the Most Outstanding Project awards for 2016-17. The council allows participating teens the opportunity to make a difference by being involved in local programs and events that focus on the core values of leadership and teamwork, community service and awareness, education, fundraising/recruitment, and social/recreational. It is the state’s largest and most diverse youth council, collectively providing over 20,000 hours of service last year.
“We are elated to receive the 2016-17 awards for Most Outstanding Council as well as the Most Outstanding Project for Triangle’s Got Talent 2017. We are very proud to see our members recognized for their hard work volunteering both within the Town of Cary as well as local area schools and organizations all year long,” said Doug Peters, Program Assistant-Teens.
In winning the Most Outstanding Council award from the North Carolina State Youth Council at the organization’s spring convention in Concord, N.C., on April 22, Cary Teen Council’s more than 1,000 student members were recognized for their efforts throughout Cary and Wake County since June 1, 2016. It was the third time the council won the award (2009 and 2013). The council’s Most Outstanding Project award was earned for the Triangle’s Got Talent 2017 event hosted on April 2 at The Cary Theater. Featuring 15 acts that sang, danced, juggled, and more, the event raised $1,652 through admission and raffle ticket sales that were donated to Read and Feed to help develop reading skills in low-income areas. These join Cary Teen Council’s other awards: Voluntary Service Award by NRPA in 2010, Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2013.
The Cary Teen Council helps with many signature Town of Cary events, including Spring Daze Festival, Breakfast with the Bunny, Santa’s Workshop, and Herbert’s Haunted House; while also helping at Cary Senior Center events, local elementary schools, and various charitable events.
Now available, Cary’s Teen Scene Guide (http://townofcary.uberflip.com/i/810585-teenscene-summer-2017) offers great options for teens all summer long, including classes, programs, events, and even transportation options. Pre-teens and teenagers can go outdoors and kayak, canoe, hike, or play sports like basketball, fencing, tennis, skateboarding, and volleyball. Or maybe you want to dance, play music, paint, sculpt, or create in the kitchen? Educational offerings include babysitting safely, ACT and SAT test preps, college essay and application writing, and a class for parents and students on successfully navigating a college search. Also, are three special summer events planned for ages 11-17, including extreme go-karting, a whitewater rafting and tubing adventure, and the “Endless Summer Beach Trip.”
Doug Peters, Program Assistant – Teens, Herbert C. Young Community Center, (919) 460-4965
Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240